The employment landscape is changing. Work patterns and the way we do business is undergoing rapid transformation.
With a new hybrid workforce emerging that focuses on both individual and organisational needs, a drive towards equality, diversity and inclusion and a focus on employee wellbeing, there are many ways we can create a positive work culture, whilst successfully leading through uncertainty, driving innovation and reaching organisational and individual goals.
Whether it be through leadership development, executive search or holisitc recruitment, we prioritise gaining key understanding of your organisational and individual strengths and requirements, what motivates people and drives their desire to make a difference. Our people are our culture. Our business is supporting organisations and individuals to thrive, and that starts with the people we work with.
As a key contributor to our industry, we understand the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility. A positive company culture is essential in order for a team to succeed and thrive in today’s world, and we put our core values, Trust, Teamwork, Achievement, Honesty and Quality at the heart of everything we do.
As trusted partners, we adopt a long-term approach to our relationships. We listen, we are curious, we understand our customers’ needs and have their best interests in mind. We are honest and open in our communication, and we work together to shape the solution.
As an inclusive team, we work collaboratively across our divisions, playing to our strengths, to achieve the most effective outcomes for our partners and each other. We communicate openly and honestly, with trust and confidentiality.
We are an ambitious team, and we know what success will look like. As market leaders and influencers, we are values driven and have a clear vision and purpose. We celebrate each other’s success and work in collaboration with organisations and leaders across the sector to help drive positive change.
We are trustworthy and accountable, and we do what we say we are going to do, managing expectations, never over promising or under delivering. We act with the utmost integrity at all times, understanding the importance of authenticity, and we offer and receive regular and honest feedback to our partners, our clients, our candidates and our stakeholders, to give the best service possible.
We care about our quality standards, maintaining integrity and focusing on what our customers need, whilst staying up to date on the latest market, industry and organisational trends and best practice. Organised and efficient, we are adaptable and flexible in our approach, and operate under the highest standards, whilst driving these principles through all our business activities.
Diversity & Inclusion
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion are fundamental to any organisation’s success.
Greenacre is fully committed to helping our own people and the people we work with establish and nurture their own unique vision and goals, and we embed a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion across the organisation, which continues through those we serve.
Through our leadership development programmes and our collaborative recruitment divisions, we support organisations to attract, retain, nurture and develop a diverse network of talent, whilst understanding how language and behaviour plays an important part of the process from start to finish.
Our consultants are trusted advisors in their field and undergo expert training in diversity and inclusion best practice, whilst continously developing their own knowledge and understanding of the needs of the people and organisations they do business with.
A Modern, Hybrid Workforce Approach
We operate as a hybrid workforce, with a fully functioning remote work support ethos. We believe each employee is an individual, with not only individual workspace needs, but also individual goals and aspirations. We believe in a strengths-based approach, giving support and autonomy where appropriate and focusing on what really makes an individual motivated to succeed.
As an organisation we are committed to working towards a zero carbon future. Over the past year we have reduced our environmental impact significantly by working remotely and closer to home wherever possible, reducing paper, water and energy use, recycling waste wherever possible and committing to a three year digital transformation strategy which incorporates more efficient use of our energy resources.
Giving Back to the Community
As well as regularly contributing free workshops, advice sessions, training and development support to our wider network, the Greenacre team also takes part in regular charity fundraising activities and has a dedicated charities committee working to ensure the support we contribute adds value to our local communities. If you’d like to help support any of these charities please click on the links below to find out how to make a donation or take part in your own fundraising activities.
ThymicUK is a charity very close to our heart, as it has supported our dear friend and colleague Sarah Crone through her cancer journey and follow up treatment. Sarah has campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness and funds for this charity, which supports those with the rare Thymic cancer she was diagnosed with in 2020. We are proud to be supporting Sarah and this worthwhile charity!
Dance Steps Academy
This year we are supporting Dance Steps Academy, a local community dance group which helps young people to build their confidence and showcase their skills. The academy are raising much needed funds to take a team of 15 young dancers to the Dance World Cup in Spain this year, to represent the UK. We are delighted to be supporting our local community dance troupe and wish them the best of luck in the competition!
Hattie’s Rainbow of Hope Appeal
On 3rd April 2022 we supported Louise Short who is ran the London Landmarks Half Marathon on behalf of the Childrens Cancer and Leukemia Group, where Louise and Dan’s daughters’ friend Hattie has a special names fund. Hattie was 6 when she was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, and will be in remission until she is 18. If you’d like to donate to this really worthwhile cause, please follow the link!
For 20 years Cancer Research has been raising vital funds to help make a difference to the lives of people suffering with cancer, as well as their loved ones. In December 2021, our Finance Director Sarah Crone took part in a charity boxing match, to help raise awareness of the work the organisation does, and support others like her sister, who have been affected by the disease. Sarah raised over £2K, and although she didn’t win her fight, won the title of biggest fundraiser, securing £2K of the £15+K total raised at the event!
Garden House Hospice
Across the communities of North Hertfordshire, Stevenage and surrounding towns and villages in Central Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, Garden House Hospice Care supports personalised and compassionate palliative end of life care for those in need following a diagnosis of a life limiting illness. To help Garden House reach their £5m yearly goal, and help raise awareness of the great work these people do, we are donating funds and taking part in team fundraising activities, which will provide ongoing support to the charity.
In 2020, as part of our community drive we supported Haven First. Haven First is a fantastic local Hertfordshire charity which works with other agencies to provide emergency accommodation and other services to single people in Hertfordshire who have become homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. As well as donating to the Haven, we will be taking part in fundraising activities to help raise awareness of the work these brilliant people do.
10K walk for Shelter
Everyone deserves a safe, secure, and affordable place to call home. But every 13 minutes, another family in England becomes homeless. Shelter campaign relentlessly to tackle the root causes of the housing emergency. In December 2019, Jonathan Skipp, Rebecca Green, Alma Sheren and honorary Greenacre team member Chester Sheren took part in the 10K London walk for homeless charity Shelter, raising well over our target of £600!
St Basil’s works with young people to enable them to find and keep a home, grow their confidence, develop their skills, increase opportunities and prevent homelessness. In December 2018, Jonathan Skipp, Barry Forsythe and Josh Smith took part in the Big Brum Sleepout, spending the night on the streets in order to raise awareness of the homeless crisis and raising over £1000 for this fantastic charity, who work tirelessly to support young people at risk of homelessness across the city.